Mistress of Minimalism as I am, I am inspired and still frustrated by the raw food "gourmet" books which list recipes with about 20 to 60 ingredients and hours of prep time. How do you have a life?? I work at a library and am constantly on the prowl for new or old raw food books and authors that break it down and keep it real. Here are my pick, for all of you who also love raw food, but aren't completely smitten with making it your whole life's work yet:
~ Kate Wood - definitely my current number one pick for fave raw food author. She has three recipe books as of now :
Raw Living:Detox Your Life and Eat the High Energy Way
Eat Smart, Eat Raw
Raw Magic: Recipes for the Revolution
All three are succinctly written, user-friendly, and require few ingredients. However, don't let the lack of embellishment fool you, the recipes are delicious. The latter book is more concerned with Superfoods, which can become a bit expensive, but once you stock up on them (worth it), the recipes are still super-simple.
~ Ani Phyo - I discovered raw food when I checked her book out of the library when it came out. Again, her recipes are delicious and simple, though she places an emphasis on nuts and olive oil as bases for alot of soups and such. Lots of helpful tips, too.
Ani's Raw Food Kitchen
~ Shazzie - awesome recipes, most of them very simple. Shazzie reads like a fun girlfriend who gently and enjoyably guides you on your new path.
Detox your World
Shazzie's Detox Delights
I will tap out more when I get some time!!!!! Enjoy!